You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:14

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

For followers of Jesus, there is no playing hide and seek with the world. Having been rescued from darkness, we must let our light shine. This isn’t a suggestion but the command of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus! Letting our lights shine sometimes means that others see God’s light reflected in us and learn to glorify God through us. At other times, however, we stand out in a world of darkness and become targets because of our faith. Even under attack, however, we can be a beacon of hope for those searching for a way out of their darkness. Either way, there is no place for us to hide. We are Jesus’ light to a world of darkness; we must shine!

My Prayer…

O Holy God, please strengthen me so that with undaunted courage and compassion, I might display Jesus’ light to the lost and dark world around me. In the name of Jesus, the Light of life, I pray. Amen.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.